About Community Crops

Mission Statement

We provide education, advocacy and experiences to grow local food.

Vision Statement

We are leaders in a community where all people can grow and enjoy healthy, local food.


Community Crops was started with one community garden in 2003, and has grown over the years to become a successful organization. Crops now has 11 community garden sites, a training farm, a successful Community Supported Agriculture program, youth garden and cooking education, a regular farmers’ market stand, and more.

Community Crops currently has four full-time staff positions, one part-time position, and numerous volunteers who help with our projects, in addition to the many farmers and gardeners who participate in the program.

Leadership and Staff

Current Staff


Community Crops Board of Directors

  • Angela Lemke,  President
  • Melissa Landis, Vice-President
  • Ashley Steffensmeier, Treasurer
  • Joseph Flores, Secretary
  • Ben Williamson
  • Andrew Abraham
  • Stephanie Matejka
  • Jeremiah Picard
  • Linda Willard
  • Pam Edwards
  • Megan McGuffey
  • David Burnette
  • Kaya Abel

“If we can continue to inspire people to grow food in their community,
we really have an opportunity to change the culture in the United States and change behavior.”

Brad Kindler, Volunteer

Community Crops Financial Information

Community Crops 2017 IRS 990 filing

2017 Community Crops Audit

Community Crops 2017 Annual Report


Our Funders

Crops is funded by a number of local and national funding sources including: